BSN Summer Fast Track

BSN Summer Fast Track (online)

 The Summer 2022 Application is now closed. Check back in Jan/Feb 2023 for the Summer 2023 application. 


The BSN Summer Fast Track Program is an online program specifically for students who are enrolled in a regionally accredited Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program in California. BSN Summer Fast Track courses are offered in the summer term only. ADN students are eligible for this program if they have enrolled in at least one semester of their ADN program prior to their BSN Summer Fast Track summer term. BSN Summer Fast Track students are not formally accepted to CSUDH, but attend classes through Extended Education Special Sessions. This does not guarantee admission to the RN-BSN Program as students must still submit an application to the regular RN-BSN program and meet RN-BSN program and University requirements.


APPLICATION

  • Beginning March 1, 2023 the application to the BSN Summer Fast Track program will open. Students must also provide an unofficial transcript showing current enrollment in at least one semester of their ADN program in the Spring semester before starting the BSN Summer Fast Track program or graduation from their ADN program the prior Fall semester.
  • Once accepted into the BSN SFT, students will be contacted to sign-up for an online orientation if this is their first Summer in the BSN SFT program.
  • A limited number of seats are available for each Summer 1 and Summer 2 term. Admission will be on a "first come, first-served" basis and only complete, accurate applications will be considered. Priority will be given to those who are eligible and have applied to the regular RN-BSN program for the upcoming Fall semester.
  • Check out: The Life of the BSN Summer Fast Track application

COSTS

  • Tuition will be paid to Extended Education at time of registration at a reduced rate ($270 per unit). No financial aid is available, however, Extended Education may offer a payment plan.
  • Books for each course can be found online via the University Bookstore.

COURSES

  • The 2022 BSN SFT courses are June 6, 2022 to August 19, 2022
  • All classes are online using the Blackboard Learning Management System. There is a prescribed curriculum and students are only allowed to take 6 units per summer. 
  • Students who participate in both summers of the BSN SFT program may be able to finish their degrees in as little as two semesters once they are formally admitted into the RN-BSN program.* 

BSN Summer Fast Track Course Options per Summer 

Summer 1
BSN 302 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice (3)
BSN 346 Pathophysiology (3)
6 units
Summer 2 
BSN 306 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare (3)
BSN 382 Health Assessment (2)**
BSN 381 Health Assessment Skills Lab (1)**
6 units

Example BSN Summer Fast Track to RN-BSN Study Plans for Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate students:

Undergraduate

Post-baccalaureate

   


* To graduate in two semesters students must meet all University degree and BSN program requirements.

** Students must take BSN 382 concurrently or prior to BSN 381. BSN 381 will have an assessment component completed via zoom.

NOTE: BRN approved but not regionally accredited programs are not transferable. 

          International Students with a Student Visa are not eligible for the BSN Summer Fast Track program.


FAQs

Who is eligible for the BSN Summer Fast Track program?

The BSN SFT is for students who are enrolled in a regionally accredited Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program in California at the time of application or who have recently graduated from their ADN program.  Ex. to be eligible for Summer 2022 the student must either be enrolled in an ADN program Spring 2022 or have graduated no earlier than Fall 2021.

What pre-reqs do I need for the BSN SFT program?

We require students be in good standing in their ADN program.  We do not look for any other pre-reqs for this summer program.

Are both Summer 1 & Summer 2 in the same summer term? Are both required?

No.  Summer 1 is done in one year and Summer 2 is done the next year.  

Students may attend just Summer 1 and during Summer 1 students may opt to take just one course.  If students only take one course, it must be BSN 302 since this is the first course in the program.

Summer 1 course offerings are: 

BSN 302 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice (3)
BSN 346 Pathophysiology (3)

6 units

Summer 2 course offerings are: 

BSN 306 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare (3)
BSN 382 Health Assessment (2)**
BSN 381 Health Assessment Skills Lab (1)**

6 units

If I attend BSN SFT do I still have to attend the RN-BSN program?

Yes.  The BSN SFT is an opportunity to get a jump start on the regular RN-BSN classes while a student is still in their ADN program and not yet an official CSUDH student.

When the student anticipates graduating from their ADN program determines the window in which they are eligible to apply to the RN-BSN program. 

Click here to see the RN-BSN Admissions page which has the application windows and deadlines for both Fall and Spring semesters: RN-BSN Admissions

Am I guaranteed admission to the RN-BSN program if I participate in the BSN Summer Fast Track?

We cannot guarantee admission to the RN-BSN program by virtue of participating in the BSN Summer Fast-Track program.  However, our RN-BSN program is not currently impacted, and we typically have not denied entry to students who meet University and RN-BSN program admission criteria. Please review the RN-BSN admission requirements on our Admissions Page Admissions page